Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Checking in

We don't update this blog as frequently as we used to, but we're still together, still in love, and still a family.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A view from the mountain

We went to Albuquerque last weekend to spend time with the extended Bradley family. This is the view from Bill and Ellie Archibeck's backyard.

Not bad.

We've been traveling a lot and we've managed to see some family we rarely see (we both have extended family in ABQ, conveniently enough).  The semester is winding down (as is the excessive traveling); I'll get back to pictures soon -- it's time to start scanning photos from Ruth Cooper's photo album, volume 3. I'm almost out of photos from volume 2.

So, sit tight, dear family, I'll get those things up.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The only thing we have to fear ...

I climbed to the cupola on top of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.  I did not fall off.  I did not cry (though I think you can probably tell I'm gritting my teeth in this picture).

I have successfully climbed yet another thing that I'm terrified of climbing.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

The Starz club.
I know I've posted this before, but it's a great picture of my great-grandmother Georgia -- and it's a reminder to me of the importance of the women in our family histories.

This year is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. It's important to me to honor the women of our past by working to secure a more equal world for the women of the future.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Schlitz My Birthday...

... so in honor of that, I figured I'd post a picture from the Br side of the BrIsaacson family for the first time in, like, years.

.From left to right, we have my Aunt Anne (Bradley) Bonney, my father Joseph (the man behind the Schlitz) Bradley, and my aunt Mary Ellen "Ellie" (Bradley) Archibeck. I don't really have any specific information about when this photo was taken-- in fact, I just kinda stumbled upon this CD labelled "BradFamilyPix" which was either created by Emily or my mother-- but, judging by the fashion, the decor, and my dad's haircut and physique, I'm guessing early 70s. 1973, maybe? Definitely before I was born. And I'm 35 today, in case you were wondering.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Meekers and grandchild

Georgia and John Meeker with Ben's son John

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Most of the Coopers

Gladys, Kenneth, Josie, Will and Dorothy

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sorry for the hiatus

I give you Kenneth and Ruthe Cooper with Jimmy Fennimore, circa 1941.  Kenneth is decked out in his Kemper Military Academy gear.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ruthe on the phone

Phone were a bit less central to everyone's lives in the 1940s, so I guess it's picture-worthy.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ben Meeker's family

Trudy holding John and Ginny.  I like this picture because Trudy and Ginny look so happy and beautiful.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Overlooking the Missouri River

The caption for this picture reads "The only bridge we ever play."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kenneth and Ruthe's Boonville apartment

I think that they had an apartment that people in Chicago call a garden apartment.  People in the suburbs call this the basement.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


A neighbor from Boonville, 1942